Bib definition

bĭb
To drink or indulge in drinking.
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An apron-like cloth or plastic napkin tied under a child's chin at meals.
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A piece of cloth or plastic secured under the chin and worn, especially by small children, to protect the clothing while eating.
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A patch of differently colored feathers or fur on the throat or chest of a bird or mammal.
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The part of an apron or pair of overalls worn over the chest.
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Bibbed overalls worn while skiing.
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A piece of cloth or plastic bearing a number, usually worn over the chest or back, identifying a competitor in a race.
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Bible.
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(archaic) To drink; imbibe; tipple.
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The front upper part of an apron or overalls.
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(pharmacy) Drink.
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Biblical.
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An item of clothing for babies tied around their neck to protect their clothes from getting dirty when eating.
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The upper part of an apron or overalls.
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A patch of colour around an animal's upper breast and throat.
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An arctic fish (Gadus luscus), allied to the cod; the pout.
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(archaic) To drink heartily; to tipple.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bib
Plural:
bibs

Origin of bib

  • Probably from Middle English bibben to drink heartily from Latin bibere pō(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Originally verb sense “drink heartily”, from Middle English bibben, either from Latin bibō (“I drink”), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₃-, or of imitative origin. Noun sense (clothing) presumably either because worn while drinking, or because the clothing itself “drinks up” spills.

    From Wiktionary